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List of famous people from The Bronx, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in The Bronx, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from The Bronx you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in The Bronx, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from The Bronx?" or "Which celebrities were born in The Bronx?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
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Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: 42

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Lauren Bacall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Dec. at 90 (1924-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Stacey Dash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Tanya Roberts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: 63

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Victoria Leigh Blum (born October 15, 1955), known by the stage name Tanya Roberts, is an American actress and producer. She initially rose to prominence as Julie Rogers in the final season of ...more

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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: 69

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Carl Reiner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: 93

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Ellen Barkin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: 64

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Tony Curtis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: Died at 85 (1925-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Diahann Carroll is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: 83

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Vin Scully is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Vin Scully Age: 91

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Robert Klein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: 77

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Jerry Orbach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Dec. at 69 (1935-2004)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Phil Spector is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: 79

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Vic Morrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Dec. at 53 (1929-1982)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Arthur Kane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Dec. at 55 (1949-2004)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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John Gotti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Dec. at 62 (1940-2002)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Ed Koch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Dec. at 89 (1924-2013)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Melvin Glover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Constance Ford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Dec. at 70 (1923-1993)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Chazz Palminteri is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Garry Marshall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Age: 84

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

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Joey Bishop is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Dec. at 89 (1918-2007)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Roy Cohn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Dec. at 59 (1927-1986)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Fred Travalena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From The Bronx
Dec. at 67 (1942-2009)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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